Strategic Consolidation

  • OFCC (OHIO FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION) REPORT

    In the fall of 2017, the PCSD engaged with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to complete an assessment of all district-owned properties. Click this link to view a summary of the OFCC report.

    EDUCATIONAL VISIONING 

    In January 2018, the PCSD then engaged with the Harrison Planning Group, who led Educational Visioning Workshops.  These workshops included community stakeholder groups such as parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members.  Topics discussed included lesson delivery, student achievement and structure of school buildings.  To view more information about the Educational Visioning Workshops, click here: https://www.parmacityschools.org/Page/7873.

    STRATEGIC CONSOLIDATION

    Later that spring, the PCSD submitted an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for design firms in the area. The design firm that will be guiding our district through the Strategic Consolidation process will be GPD Group (gpdgroup.com). After several informational and input sessions with the community, a recommendation was made to the Board of Education to construct two new secondary campuses (grades 6-12) and renovate Parma Senior High School into an educational and community wellness center in phase one, and construct 6 new elementary schools in phase two.


    ISSUE 73

    On November 3, 2020, voters defeated Issue 73, the district's first attempt at a new construction bond issue. 


    ISSUE 10

    On May 4, 2021, voters will consider Issue 10 on the ballot. Issue 10 will consolidate our 6 secondary buildings into 2 secondary campuses. 

    • Issue 10 a new construction bond issue which means the money can only be used for new construction. It cannot be used for operating expenses or salaries.

    • The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will contribute $69 million to this project. The total cost of the project is $300.5 million dollars.

    • Issue 10 will cost homeowners $18.38 per month per $100,000 of property value.

    • The newest building in our district opened during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration (1968).

    • The length of the bond is 37 years.

    • Issue 10 will build two new secondary campuses. Each campus will house a middle school (6-8) and a high school (9-12). The East Campus will be on the site of Normandy, and the West Campus will be on the site of Valley Forge.

    • The OFCC estimates that necessary repairs and updates to our secondary schools will cost $167 million and they will NOT fund these renovations.

    • The OFCC has deemed our buildings, including the necessary infrastructure to support new technology and labs, to be obsolete.

    • “School construction raises test scores, public school enrollment, and home prices,” according to a study conducted by Neilson and Zimmermann (2014).

Strategic Consolidation Documents